IT HAS BEEN DECREED FROM ABOVE THAT BOOK TALK WILL GO INTO SPOILERS, BUT SHOW SPOILERS UP TO THE CURRENT EPISODE ARE WIDE OPEN. READ FURTHER FOR MORE INFO.
does those funny little still by still overviews of the episodes in IMGUR albums. Yeah, those. Check them out!
THE FINAL SEASON IS UPON US! Make sure the North remembers April 14th.
Eventually coming to stores near you, the latest novel in the series from George R.R. Martin, The Winds of Winter.
RULES FOR THE THREAD: Aside from the general rules that govern most threads, there are two specific rules set here in the Got/ASoIaF thread.
1. Open spoilers for the TV show up to the current episode. Don't leak out details for episodes that have not aired yet, and don't complain if something gets spoiled for you if you're reading this. You've been warned.
2. Closed spoilers for the books. This is big, do not openly discuss things in the books that have not happened, or that are significantly differing from the show. Again, you've been warned.
Q. I'm new and I'd like to start watching/reading this, how can I do it?
A. HBO's online site has all of the episodes. I hear you can stream them through Amazon Prime, but it still will cost the same as an HBO NOW subscription. All five of the books are widely available and can be gotten for fairly cheap as a set ($40-50).
Q. You don't have a lot on the front page, why is that?
A. Because if you don't know much of the show, we're 7 seasons and 5 books deep into the series, and this series is full of huge twists you probably won't see coming. I don't want to list characters because it may end up revealing some unintentional plot points. Basically, this is a thread for people who have already been exposed to the newest stuff, or don't mind having the story spoiled, but I feel putting potential spoilers in the OP is still a dick move.
Q. Why are you spoilering the books but not the show?
A. The books have had quite the hiatus between volumes. Also, the events of the books have been playing out differently for a while, and ever since Season 5 of the show ended it's been going even further. They are effectively 2 separate entities. That being said, the show is currently ongoing and will attract a large volume of chatter, so spoilering the show plotpoints leaves the entire thread nothing but spoiler buttons. If you are a book reader that doesn't want to proceed down the path any further, this thread may not be to your liking.
Q. Should I watch the show or read the books?
A. Depends. The show is diverging, and this last stretch may be a bit compressed in comparison to the novels. It's a different experience, as many will tell you, like the difference between a Hollywood movie and the source historical accounts. If you like the world, you'll probably end up doing both.
It's a gory, heartbreaking, nasty take at humankind at its worst, and very rarely is there happiness for all. Basically, after the first chapter/scene, you'll know what you're in for.
DROGON, DROGON, DROGON, DROGON
Alright folks, that's enough of that, now inn'it?